10 Important due cares to be taken in Conventional Papers of Engineering Services Exam:
(i) Conventional papers must be answered in English only. Question papers will be set in English only.
(ii) Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them.
(iii) Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.
(iv) Deduction upto 5% of the maximum marks for the written papers will be made for illegible handwriting.
(v) Credit will given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in the conventional papers.
(v) In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.
(vi) Candidates will be supplied with standard tables/charts in SI units in the Examination hall for reference purpose.
(vi) Candidates are permitted to bring and use battery operated pocket calculators for conventional papers only. Loaning or interchanging of calculators are not permitted.
(vii) Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc.) while answering the question papers.
(viii) Do not write your roll number on answer books, graph/precis sheet, drawing papers or additional answer book.
(ix) Answers in excess of prescribed number will be ignored. Only the questions attempted first up to the prescribed number shall be valued.
(x) Questions relating to graphs/precis should be attempted only on graphs/precis sheets to be supplied on demand by the invigilators.
10 Important due cares to be taken in Objective type Papers of Engineering Services Exam:
(i) Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering Objective Type Paper. Mathematical and drawing instruments, Log Tables stencils of maps and slide rules are not permitted to bring in to Examination hall.
(ii) There are four alternatives for answer to every question. You have to choose one response for each question.
(iii) If you think there is more than one correct response, then choose what you consider the best response.
(iv) You have to mark your response by completely blackening to indicate your response.
(v) They should use black ball pen only to darken the circles on the Answer Sheet. Ink pen or pencil should not be used for blackening the circles.
(vi) There will be penalty (Negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Papers.
(vii) For each question for which a wrong answer has been given, 1/3rd (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
(viii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as wrong answer and there will be same penalty for that question.
(ix) If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
(x) Candidates are required to fill the relevant particulars with black ball pen only against their columns in the Scannable Attendance List.
Note: Candidates are advised to read carefully special instructions to candidates for conventional type tests and objective type tests including the procedure regarding filling in the Answer sheet of objective type tests in the Examination Hall. Instructions are also available in appendix-III of detailed Examination Notification given at UPSC’s official website www.upsc.gov.in for Engineering Services Exam.